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FANUC Unveils CNC & Robot Integrated Automotive Architecture

FANUC America Corporation

With Connectivity to Rockwell Automation Control Environments for an Easy, Simplified Automation Solution

ROCHESTER HILLS, MI – FANUC America Corporation, the leader in CNCs and robots in the Americas, unveils a CNC and robot integrated automotive architecture demonstrating connectivity to Rockwell Automation programmable automation controller (PAC) environments for an easy, simplified automation FANUC Unveils CNC & Robot Integrated Automotive Architecturesolution at Automation Fair 2013, Booth #1001.

As a result of the release of EtherNet/IP field bus connectivity for its Series 3xi-B CNCs, FANUC furthers our commitment to open interconnectivity of our CNCs to factory automation solutions.  To demonstrate the simplicity of EtherNet/IP integration and connectivity, FANUC presents a newly integrated CNC and robot automotive machining cell architecture in conjunction with Rockwell Automation.  The use of an EtherNet/IP network architecture will allow customers to leverage common tools and technology for device configuration and maintenance across CNC, robot and PAC cell environments.  End-users and machine tool builders will benefit from a simplified architecture, improved productivity and actionable information across the entire manufacturing enterprise. 

FANUC America will also demonstrate intelligent packing with its new LR Mate 200iD/7L mini-robot.  The LR Mate 200iD/7L long-arm robot offers a slim design, 911 mm reach and a seven kg payload.  The family of six-axis LR Mate 200iD robots is extremely lightweight and compact, specifically designed for high-speed and precision applications such as machine tending, material handling, assembly, picking, packing and material removal.  The intelligent mini-robot features a four to seven kg payload, a slim arm with integrated power, signal, air, and flexible mounting (upright, invert and angle) for easy integration. 
The LR Mate 200iD/7L will pick individual variety packs and place them into stackable totes using FANUC’s iRVision’s snap-on-the-fly feature.  It also checks label presence and orientation on each variety pack by using iRVision’s inspection feature with a second overhead camera. The cell will showcase the robot’s six-axis articulation, payload, and reach capabilities to handle and stack the totes.  

FANUC CORPORATION, headquartered at the foot of Mt. Fuji, Japan, is the most innovative manufacturer of robots, CNCs and Robomachines in the world. Since its inception in 1956, FANUC has contributed to the automation of machine tools as a pioneer in the development of CNC equipment. FANUC technology has contributed to a worldwide manufacturing revolution, which evolved from the automation of a single machine to the automation of entire production lines. FANUC is committed to developing efficient, reliable and innovative automation solutions.

About FANUC America Corporation
FANUC America Corporation provides the most complete range of industry-leading industrial automation equipment including robots, CNC and motion control systems.  FANUC’s innovative technologies and proven expertise help manufacturers in the Americas maximize efficiency, reliability and profitability. 

Media contacts:
Cathy Powell
Industry Marketing Manager - Robotics

Jill Jozwik
Marketing Communications Manager - CNC

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